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OCT

20

SAT
AA Women's Book Club 9 am
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
This is a closed, for women only, meeting.
Servicio en Español
6:00 PM
Misa en español, 1st y 3rd sabado de mes; Vespertina en español 2nd, 4th, y 5th sabado
Eucharist in Spanish 1st & 3rd Saturday, 6:00 pm; Evening prayer 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays
OCT

21

SUN
Free Sunday Meal 4 pm
4:00 PM
Free Sunday Meal. Serving starts at 4 pm. Ask at your church if you would like to volunteer.
OCT

22

MON
Senior Social Club
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
AA Mood Swings
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
This is a closed, for women only, meeting.
OCT

23

TUE
Senior Social Club
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
OCT

24

WED
Senior Social Club
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Holy Communion & Healing Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wednesday morning service.
Bulletin Deadline
2:00 PM
Information to be included in Sunday's bulletin need to be in the office by Wednesday at 12 Noon.
Bible Study--"Open up Scripture"
4:00 PM
Meeting takes place in Parish Hall of St. Paul's church, lasting 1 1/2 hours.
OCT

27

SAT
AA Women's Book Club 9 am
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
This is a closed, for women only, meeting.
Servicio en Español
6:00 PM
Misa en español, 1st y 3rd sabado de mes; Vespertina en español 2nd, 4th, y 5th sabado
Eucharist in Spanish 1st & 3rd Saturday, 6:00 pm; Evening prayer 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays
OCT

28

SUN
Free Sunday Meal 4 pm
4:00 PM
Free Sunday Meal. Serving starts at 4 pm. Ask at your church if you would like to volunteer.
OCT

29

MON
Senior Social Club
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
AA Mood Swings
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
This is a closed, for women only, meeting.
OCT

30

TUE
Senior Social Club
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
OCT

31

WED
Senior Social Club
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Holy Communion & Healing Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wednesday morning service.
Bulletin Deadline
2:00 PM
Information to be included in Sunday's bulletin need to be in the office by Wednesday at 12 Noon.
Bible Study--"Open up Scripture"
4:00 PM
Meeting takes place in Parish Hall of St. Paul's church, lasting 1 1/2 hours.
NOV

03

SAT
AA Women's Book Club 9 am
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
This is a closed, for women only, meeting.
Servicio en Español
6:00 PM
Misa en español, 1st y 3rd sabado de mes; Vespertina en español 2nd, 4th, y 5th sabado
Eucharist in Spanish 1st & 3rd Saturday, 6:00 pm; Evening prayer 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays
NOV

04

SUN
Free Sunday Meal 4 pm
4:00 PM
Free Sunday Meal. Serving starts at 4 pm. Ask at your church if you would like to volunteer.
Evensong Service
5:00 PM
With the hectic pace of our daily lives, we offer an opportunity to turn off the outside world and allow people to connect with the sacred world. It won’t feel like a Sunday morning service! A traditional service of Evening Prayer with choir and organ. The Adult Choir will sing the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Psalms 148 & 150 (Anglican Chant) and the anthem Pie Jesu by Korean composer Hyon Kook. The Youth Chorus will sing God’s Love is Alive in Us by Mark Patterson. And of course we will sing the great hymns: For All the Saints and Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones.
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GUIDELINES FOR FUNERALS AT ST PAUL’S CHURCH HEALDSBURG

(Revised August 10, 2012)

 

NOTE: Members of St Paul’s, and indeed of any church, are advised to make their own funeral preparations in consultation with the clergy and to have a copy of these arrangements on file both with their Power of Attorney and in the church office. This will help to avoid difficult choices at an emotional time later on. A useful form for this purpose is available from the church office.

 

THE PURPOSE OF A FUNERAL

The funeral rites of the Church are meant not only for the family and friends of the deceased as an opportunity to say good-bye, but more importantly as a celebration of the Easter Faith in redemption and resurrection through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

THE SERVICE USED AT ST PAUL’S.

Those who have been active members in the Church will wish to use the rites of the Church. These usually take place in the church itself. The normal funeral service is The Burial of the Dead as found in the current Book of Common Prayer. Either traditional (Rite One) or Contemporary English (Rite Two) may be chosen. For active members of the Episcopal Church, the service may also include the celebration of the Eucharist. The usual celebrant for the Burial Office and Eucharist will be the rector of St. Paul’s Church. Other clergy may officiate or participate only with prior permission.  No other rites or ceremonies may be added to the Church’s service without express permission.

 

WAKES

A Wake, or period of Visitation, may be available in the church on the evening before or during the day of the funeral subject to the availability of the church.

 

FLOWERS

The use of flower arrangements is encouraged, particularly those that can subsequently be used for church services. Unusually large arrangements are to be discouraged. The alternative of donations to a charity or other worthy cause should be considered.

 

MUSIC

The funeral service is a religious rite and the choice of music must be appropriate. Non-classical secular music, however significant to the family or the deceased, is not appropriate. The church organist, Fay Manes, should be the first choice to play at St Paul’s services and she may be consulted for suggestions of appropriate music.

 

CLOSED CASKET

The custom of the Episcopal Church is for a closed casket.  A pall (embroidered cloth) is used as a covering. Families are asked to respect this custom.

 

EULOGIES

Eulogies or personal remembrances are permitted within reason.

 

RECEPTIONS IN THE PARISH HALL

The Parish Hall may be used for a reception following the funeral service, subject to availability. A reasonable donation will be expected from the family to cover clean up. For departed members of St Paul’s and their families, the Episcopal Church Women may be contacted for special arrangements.

 

NON-MEMBERS OF ST PAUL’S

Arrangements for those who have not been active members of St Paul’s or another Episcopal Church may be made in consultation with the rector and at his discernment. Most of the above rules will still apply.

 

If you need any additional assistance, please call our office (707) 433-2107.

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